White Oak Pond, a really beautiful gem, is a wonderful lake in it's own right. Many people prefer the quiet and isolated qualities it has over the "big lake." No motors greater than 7.5 hp are allowed on White Oak Pond, which makes it perfect for canoes, kayaks, paddle boating etc. We also have great small mouth bass fishing, and a launch for Squam Lake is only 1/4 mile away. Lake Winnipesaukee is only 7 miles away.
No vacation in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire is complete until you hop aboard the Squam Lakes Science Center's Pontoon Boat for a tour of the sights around Squam Lake!
Join the Captain as he pilots his 24-passenger craft around pristine Squam Lake - the 7,000 acre lake that gained national attention when an Academy Award-winning movie was filmed starring Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn and Jane Fonda. Click On Golden Pond for information on this classic.
Explore the lakes with an experienced Science Center naturalist as they search for wildlife, including the common loon and bald eagle. You will observe loon behavior and communication first hand. Learn about the interactions that occur among the lake, people, and wildlife as you take in the surrounding landscape. Fall Foliage is a perfect time. The surrounding mountains are awash with the fall colors.
Relax and witness some of the best New England has to offer. There is no better way to witness this unmatched beauty than a boat tour of the Squam Lakes.
Squam Lake Science Center tours go out from the dock at Walter's Basin Restaurant on route 3 in the center of Holderness, NH. For more information or to make a special charter reservation, contact Squam Lakes Natural Science Center 603-968-7194 or visit www.nhnature.org.
Before or after your tour, we highly recommend a meal at Walter's Basin, 603-968-4412.
White Oak Motel & Cottages is open yearly May through October.
John and Carol look forward to helping you make your next
White Mountain New Hampshire vacation a memorable one!
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